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Practice Assurance monitoring

This page will give you an overview of how we will monitor your firm as part of the requirements of the Practice Assurance scheme.

Preparing for your Practice Assurance review

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Your firm's annual return

Practice Assurance Monitoring 2019

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Firms are required to comply with the four principles-based standards. We monitor firms using an annual return and reviews. If we identify issues when we process returns, we contact firms and offer practical help and support to resolve them rather than waiting until they are discovered during the course of a review.

Your firm's monitoring review

We monitor compliance with the Practice Assurance Standards using information from your firm’s annual return and other information you send us. Your review will reassure you that your firm is meeting:

  • the requirements of the Practice Assurance Standards;
  • other relevant regulations; and
  • the ICAEW Code of Ethics.

Depending on the size of your firm, your review will take place at your office or over the phone. We may also continue to monitor your firm’s compliance with the Practice Assurance Standards through a desk top review using information you send us. We will contact you by letter or email to tell you which type of review we propose. Most of the firms we review are selected on a random cyclical basis depending on size.

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